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Lärarlegitimationen: En studie kring lärarlegitimationen och dess betydelse för läraryrkets status
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim with this study was to gain an understanding for teaching as an profession, and get a bigger knowledge about the certification of teaching and what it means for the teaching occupations status. To get an answer for this study two methods were used. The first method was a survey with questions that were sent out to working high school teachers in the North of Sweden. The second method was a document analysis of articales from three Swedish dailynewspapers. To analyse the results from this study a theory about professions is used troughout the whole paper.

This studies resluts shows that profession as an definition is hard to undestand. On some level working teachers recognise there occupation as an profession, an analyis between one definition of profession and the results from this survey shows that teachers sees them selfves beeing in an semiprofession. The fakt that teaching is aknowledged as an profession from those outside the occupations could not be answered from this study, when the analyse from newspaperarticals shows that profession together with teaching occupation is something that is unusual. Furthermore, the results from the survey shows that working teachers feel that the certification of teachers had not had the expected effects on the teachers status. From the analysis of the newspaper articales it is hard to say if the certification has had any effect whatsoever, when the results points to both a positive change in status and no change at all in status. But the certification of a teacher is still a new process and is not expected to be completed until 1 july 2015, that means that there is still a chance that it will have an effect.

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Keyword [en]
Certification of teachers, occupational status, profession, professionalization
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Social Sciences Pedagogy
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-99639OAI: diva2:787357
Subject / course
Examensarbete för lärarexamen
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme
Available from: 2015-02-10 Created: 2015-02-10 Last updated: 2015-02-12Bibliographically approved

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